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Old 03-09-2015, 01:04 PM   #21
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Glow has worked in all my Control Line airframes since 1972. I can't imagine any type of "upgrade".
I do fly a small amount of Glow each season in my R/C facet.

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Re: Is Glow Dead?

Love the smell of Nitro in the morning. 4 stroke any day. Sound,. smell, torque and tinkering do it for me. Anything 30cc or under, it's the nitro 4 stroke that does all the hard work. The bigger airframes get their 2 stroke gas cousins, only because I'd rather eat than buy a big 4 stroke radial. I have a mechanical background, and enjoy building, so electrics have little appeal. Wood trumps foam.
Glow is still well and alive at our club. I do agree that many RCers have converted to electric and gas, but there is still a big market in used and NIB glow engines, that the stores never see.
Ease and convenience along with cheap merchandise from China helps drive the hobby in the direction it's going. Unfortunately it's all about flying and little to do with modelling. Just my humble opinion.
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:09 PM   #23
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Re: Is Glow Dead?

Love the smell of burnt gas with some amzoil mixed in,,especially in the morning,price of glow fuel and 4 stroke fuel,talking to many is a factor...but flying giant stuff,, you would break the bank for the guy beginning i would always recommend a trainer with a good old 40 glow on it,,, the standard in beginner planes.....
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:16 PM   #24
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Re: Is Glow Dead?

Back in he 1970's I experimented with oil separator mufflers. I got the basic idea from one of the magazines at the time. They use swirling flow of the exhaust gasses and centrifugal force to separate the oil and picked the exhaust gasses from the centre of the muffler can. I made several they worked great. I piped the oil 3/4's the way down the landing gear.

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Old 03-09-2015, 06:53 PM   #25
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Re: Is Glow Dead?

Glow all the way . Glow will never die in my lifetime. All my engines are glow except for a small electric indoor. Electric doesn't appeal to me in the least or gas as well. The pros of running the glow engine.

1. No reed valves to chip
2. No ignition module
3. No radio frequency interference
4.No ignition battery
5. No ignition on off switch
6. No optical ignition kill switch
7. No spark plug cap and wire
8. No adjusting ignition timing
9. No mixing gas and oil
10. No extreme overheating
11. No excessive vibration

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Old 03-09-2015, 08:02 PM   #26
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The smell of glow fuel exhaust is one of the signs of spring!
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Re: Is Glow Dead?

It's dying a slow but sure death, no doubt about that!

Just like rubber power, CO2, diesel, free flight, control line and pure gliders there will always be a few faithful followers but I don't believe we will ever see glow engines enjoy the dominant place that they once had. The final nail in the glow engine coffin will happen slowly and gradually across the country as each individual LHS stops bringing in the fuel. It's already happening here. With the present concern about terrorism and illegal drug production the components to mix your own fuel are getting increasingly hard to find. Few people will bother with it.

I own a little of everything but confess to being a huge fan of 4 stroke glow engines. Nothing in the history of modeling has ever matched the beauty of design, realistic sound and down to earth practicality of these engines. And I don't see anything on the horizon that ever will!

It will be a sad day when the sound of the last one fades into the sunset...

So... keep buying that fuel guys, it's our only hope!

P.S. For those that don't have glow engines but would like to support our cause - it makes excellent barbeque starter and even has mild positive medical after effects! (I need more toilet paper in here please Dear!)
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Re: Is Glow Dead?

If it wasn't for starting out on electrics, my first glow flight ( deadstick ) would have been terrible instead of a non event. Certainly hasn't diminished my desire of wanting RC planes with glow,electric and gas and all that goes along with learning the pro's and con's with each.

Guess I am happy flying RC regardless of power system.......Though I might balk at a flying prius
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No Merv, that is from the chili!

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Re: Is Glow Dead?

ALL glow for me love the smell, all 2 stroke and some 4 stroke. I tried gas its more money to set up and your flipping a prop with your hand Yikes. I tried electric its the battery's that cost to much and you don't have the sound. Glow all the way for me and nothing else. And to stop flame out I run a high performance glow plug I used to buy the Hanger 9 Heli glow plug but they have been discontinued so I am buying the OS Max #8 and for my Evolutions Evo super plug.
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